Hello, good people!
On the learning front, we learned that our current connectivity in the sanctuary is inadequate. (No surprise to many of us!!) So, today I upgraded our internet service overall, which will bring at least 8 times better download speeds and 4 times better upload speeds. Not only will this improve virtual broadcasts and meetings in the short-term, it will also provide better connectivity when we resume our in-person gatherings. I have also added Darcie Farber, Director of Family Ministry, as a host on our Zoom corporate account. Zoom is a teleconferencing vendor that will allow us to host some small group meetings online. Stay posted for invitations from both Darcie and me – and others, especially as we all get up to speed technologically – about ways to remain connected when we can’t be together physically. (FYI – The UUSGS Board of Trustees has used Zoom with some success in the past, most recently when a snowstorm prevented an important meeting from occurring in-person.)
As I’ve said before and I’ll say again: this is a human endeavor, and we make this path by walking it together. If we’re really honest, our task as a covenanted community is always this way; we only forget sometimes and assume things will always continue as they were. But like our internet service, sometimes things require an update to stay relevant in a changing world. Here’s to us meeting those needs… faithfully, patiently, and together. (Just not TOO together…)
Know that you are prayerfully in my heart.